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Centre to set up 100 AYUSH hospitals across country

The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country.

Jun 13, 2017 13:18 IST
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 Centre to set up 100 AYUSH hospitals The Centre has approved proposals for setting up of 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country.

The same was revealed by the Minister of state for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik. The Minister said that during the last three years the Union government had approved posting of 4000 AYUSH doctors in primary health centres across the country. He added that their salaries are being paid by the Union government.

The minister further stated that an AYUSH hospital equivalent to AIIMS would be opened within a month in New Delhi.

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Besides this, the Union Ministry had approved setting up of two 50-bedded integrated AYUSH hospitals at Theni and Tiruvannamalai districts in Tamil Nadu.

Further, a total of Rs 283.6 lakh has been released out of sanctioned amount of Rs 563 crore for conservation and development of medicinal plants across Tamil Nadu.

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